Borders update: Can't pay the rent

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In today’s Borders Death Watch™ News the troubled chain is suspending payments to vendors and landlords.

Watch the Guardian Project baffle an arena full of hockey fans

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Looks like the NHL is pretty serious about these Stan Lee/Neal Adams superheroes. Above is the 2nd intermission show that was put on complete with video projections, a guy in a costume, a mysterious villain, and narration by Stan “The Man” Lee himself.

Grassroots creators support campaign begins

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No wonder that creators are getting a little more vocal about the importance of creator-owned material. Eric Powell’s controversial video got things going, but itself was a response to a week-long tweet storm by writer Steve Niles who blogged recently What’s all this Creator-Owned Talk?

Modern children at the modern newsstand

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If there’s one thing comics bloggers love, it’s those old B&W photos from Life Magazine showing kids reading comics–proof of a simpler time when children read things, bananas were a vegetable, and your real father dropped off a bottle of milk at your mom’s house every day. Well, recently on the LA Times Southern California Moments feature of reader-submitted photos we came across what looks to be a contemporary example of the genre:

Kibbles 'n' Bits — 1/31/11

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More in Wizard, the forgotten history of Top spot, the future of comics shops, an Frank Santoro’s excellent adventure.

RIP: Jeff Alexander

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Jeff Alexander, a mainstay of the DC comics scene and former Executive Director of SPX, died suddenly over the weekend of a heart attack. He’s survived by his fiance, Erika. Shocked remembrances poured out: